Coronavirus UAE: Tourists will be allowed to stay legally in the country

Coronavirus UAE: Tourists will be allowed to stay legally in the country

24 Mar 2020

Many are going to be affected by the flight suspensions

Tourists stranded in the UAE will be allowed a special visa extension, according to authorities. 

The development comes after the UAE government issued a directive to suspend all passenger flights starting from March 25. But those who have a visit visa expiring won't be penalised. 

The Federal Authority for Identity and Citizenship, ICA, has affirmed that the visitors to the UAE who could not leave the country due to closure of air and land borders will receive necessary support by granting them permission to stay legitimately in the country.

A specific mechanism for that will be announced in the few coming days.